Starwood Hotels and Resorts has appointed Seema Pande as Al Habtoor City Hotels Commercial Director, Complex. In her role, Pande will oversee The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.
Pande brings with her over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry across the UAE, beginning her career as a Sales Manager at Metropolitan Hotels, before taking up the position of Assistant Director of Sales at The Fairmont Dubai.
Prior to joining Starwood, Pande spent five years with Fairmont before taking on a Complex Director of Sales and Marketing position at Southern Sun, overseeing the Al Manzil and Qamardeen properties where she moved on to become Group Director of Sales and Marketing with Emaar hospitality.
Commenting on her appointment, Pande said: “I am very proud to take the helm of The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, which are uniquely positioned within one of the most prestigious and eagerly awaited hospitality, entertainment and residential destinations in the region – Al Habtoor City. With our offering of almost 1,600 rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, two spas and 34 meetings and banqueting spaces, Al Habtoor City Hotels will have something to offer all our guests.”
Al Habtoor City is a multi-use development incorporating three 5-star Starwood-branded hotels adjacent to three luxurious residential towers. Located alongside the upcoming Dubai Water Canal, it will also be home to the region’s first permanent Dragone theatrical production called La Perle.